Joe Flood

If anyone can make the news work, it’s Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post may be a community institution but it survived only due to its Kaplan for-profit education arm. Once the government cracked down on diploma mills, the Post faced a perilous future – so they sold to Bezos.

Journalism is one of those careers like photography – I don’t know how you make a living these days. But I think there is a solution, leveraging tools like social, the web, Kindle and a distributed workforce. If I knew how to fit all this together, I’d be a mogul.

As a long-time Washingtonian, Post fan, Kindle author and freelance writer, I have five suggestions for what Bezos should do now.